Reports

The Impact of Gender-Based Violence on Stability and Security

Gender based violence (GBV) is being used against women across the world.  Intimidations, including murder, rape and acid thrown in the face are used as weapons of war.  The status of women is an indicative barometer of the stability of a region. This study will examine GBV as a U.S. and global security issue.  It seeks to enhance the understanding and awareness of GBV for operational planning and for dealing with circumstances where the Congolese, African Union, U.S.

Does Place Really Matter? Broadband Availability, Race, and Income

This paper presents three case studies in the state of South Carolina, and the cities of Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA, with in-depth analyses of wireline and wireless access in high minority, low-income communities. The findings of the study concluded that broadband service is becoming much more ubiquitous in high minority, low-income communities, yet levels of adoption still remain relatively low.

African Americans and Social Security: A Primer

Although many African Americans depend on Social Security benefits to meet their basic needs, the value of the program to this group is often debated and sometimes misrepresented or discounted.

Blacks and the 2010 Midterms: A Preliminary Analysis

This publication is a brief review of some of the available evidence on what transpired on November 2, 2010, when the Democrats lost their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and at least 19 state legislative chambers, maintained control in the U.S. Senate, and lost several important gubernatorial elections. The black vote was critical to the outcome of some closely contested elections, but not enough in many more.

In Anticipation of November 2: Black Voters and Candidates and the 2010 Midterm Elections

This analysis provides a brief review of the potential role of black voters and candidates in the 2010 Midterms. In particular, it examines some past midterm elections where a strong black turnout had a very material effect on various election outcomes. Black voters are strategically situated in 2010 to have a major impact provided an effort is made to get them to polls on November 2.

 

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The "Secret" Epidemic: Disparities in Hepatitis C Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes

On May 3, 2010, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies convened the Disparities in Hepatitis C Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes Roundtable Discussion in Chicago, IL, with the goal of setting a national agenda to address the disproportionate impact of hepatitis C in communities of color.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Advancing Health Equity for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations

Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care in the United States are persistent and well documented. Communities of color fare far worse than their white counterparts across a range of health indicators: life expectancy, infant mortality, prevalence of chronic diseases, self-rated health status, insurance coverage, and many others. As the nation’s population continues to become increasingly diverse—people of color are projected to comprise 54% of the U.S. population by 2050 and more than half of U.S. children by 2023— these disparities are likely to grow if left unaddressed.

Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes (CPIPO) Presents: Best and Promising Practices for Improving Research, Policy and Practice on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes

The Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes, which is convened by Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Joint Center Health Policy Institute, issued policy, research and practice recommendations in a report, Commission Outlook: Best and Promising Practices for Improving Research, Policy and Practice on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes.

The Oneness of Twoness: The Promise and Challenge of Racial Equality

Opportunities for African Americans have multiplied even as polarization lingers.

Following the Money: Tracking Federal AIDS Appropriations to Address Disparities in HIV and AIDS Treatments in the United States

The Joint Center's Health Policy Institute, recently released a report entitled "Following the Money: Tracking Federal AIDS Appropriations to Address Disparities in HIV and AIDS Treatment in the United States", which explores the path of federal funding in HIV and AIDS prevention. The Report finds that HIV/AIDS is not one epidemic in the United States but rather has become multiple epidemics affecting different communites at different rates and through different vectors of transmission.

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